WSR 12-05-100

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 21, 2012, 10:46 a.m. , effective February 21, 2012, 10:46 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: The purpose of the new language in chapters 388-71 and 388-112 WAC is to implement and clarify the training requirements and the criminal history background check requirements as directed in chapter 74.39A RCW and to revise the implementation effective dates as directed by Initiative 1163. Chapter 74.39A RCW requires training for long-term care workers which includes seventy-five hours of entry-level training and also requires federal and state criminal history background checks for all long-term care workers. This law increases the basic training hour requirements for long-term care workers from thirty-two hours to seventy-five hours and increases their continuing education hour requirement from ten to twelve hours annually. Initiative 1163, enacted by the people in November 2011, requires implementation of these rules effective beginning January 7, 2012 (unless otherwise specified). Emergency rules were filed to implement the effective dates as WSR 12-02-049. This emergency rule filing supersedes the emergency rule filed as WSR 12-02-049 in order to (1) add requirements for the filing of administrative hearings that are available under I-1163; and (2) change dates in the original filing that are not consistent with I-1163. A CR-101 has been filed successively to begin the permanent rule process.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-71-05665, 388-71-05670, 388-71-05675, 388-71-05680, 388-71-05685, 388-71-05690, 388-71-05695, 388-71-05700, 388-71-05705, 388-71-05710, 388-71-05715, 388-71-05720, 388-71-05725, 388-71-05730, 388-71-05735, 388-71-05740, 388-71-05745, 388-71-05750, 388-71-05755, 388-71-05760, 388-71-05765, 388-71-05770, 388-71-05775, 388-71-05780, 388-71-05785, 388-71-05790, 388-71-05795, 388-71-05799, 388-71-05805, 388-71-05810, 388-71-05815, 388-71-05820, 388-71-05825, 388-71-05830, 388-71-05832, 388-71-05835, 388-71-05840, 388-71-05845, 388-71-05850, 388-71-05855, 388-71-05860, 388-71-05865, 388-71-05870, 388-71-05875, 388-71-05880, 388-71-05885, 388-71-05890, 388-71-05895, 388-71-05899, 388-71-05905, 388-71-05909, 388-71-0801, 388-71-0806, 388-71-0811, 388-71-0816, 388-71-0821, 388-71-0826, 388-112-0025, 388-112-0030, 388-112-0050, 388-112-0060, 388-112-0065, 388-112-0090, 388-112-0095, 388-112-0105, 388-112-0245, 388-112-02610, 388-112-02615, 388-112-02620, 388-112-02625, 388-112-02630, and 388-112-0375; and amending WAC 388-71-0500, 388-71-0505, 388-71-0510, 388-71-0513, 388-71-0515, 388-71-0520, 388-71-0540, 388-71-0546, 388-71-0551, 388-71-0560, 388-112-0001, 388-112-0005, 388-112-0010, 388-112-0015, 388-112-0035, 388-112-0040, 388-112-0045, 388-112-0055, 388-112-0070, 388-112-0075, 388-112-0080, 388-112-0085, 388-112-0110, 388-112-0115, 388-112-0120, 388-112-0125, 388-112-0130, 388-112-0135, 388-112-0140, 388-112-0145, 388-112-0150, 388-112-0155, 388-112-0160, 388-112-0165, 388-112-0195, 388-112-0200, 388-112-0205, 388-112-0210, 388-112-0220, 388-112-0225, 388-112-0230, 388-112-0235, 388-112-0240, 388-112-0255, 388-112-0260, 388-112-0270, 388-112-0295, 388-112-0300, 388-112-0315, 388-112-0320, 388-112-0325, 388-112-0330, 388-112-0335, 388-112-0340, 388-112-0345, 388-112-0350, 388-112-0355, 388-112-0360, 388-112-0365, 388-112-0370, 388-112-0380, 388-112-0385, 388-112-0390, 388-112-0395, 388-112-0405, and 388-112-0410.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520; Washington state 2009-11 budget (ESHB 1244, section 206(5)).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: See above.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 74, Amended 66, Repealed 82; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 74, Amended 66, Repealed 82.

Date Adopted: February 17, 2012.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 12-07 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office